Richie Mo'unga and George Bridge to play for Crusaders this weekend

First five Richie Mo'unga and wing George Bridge will start for the Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Blues despite facing allegations of impropriety.

A group of players, including Bridge, are accused of making homophobic remarks to a group of men in a Cape Town restaurant.

All Blacks first five Richie Mo'unga is said to have spat beer on a woman and touched her inappropriately.

The alleged incidents - which have been denied by the players - occurred on the team's recent tour of South Africa.

The coach Scott Robertson has named both players to start against the Blues for Saturday's game and says the players are looking forward to their side of the story coming out.

The matters are being investigated by Wellington lawyer Steph Dyhrberg.